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Monday’s Finding: Sneak Peek: Third Annual Etsy Virtual Bridal Show

Well lookie lookie, it’s Springtime…the time after all of those who got engaged over the Winter holidays venture out to begin the adventure that is wedding planning. How are all of those bridal shows treating you? As a bride, I found the big box bridal shows are quite helpful for locating vendors such as bakeries, caterers, rentals, etc., but all of the wedding style bits and bobs leave me saying, “not so much.” I want my wedding to express who my fiance and I are as a couple and as individuals. I want an “authentically you wedding do” as my tagline reads. So, what’s a couple to do when you prefer a wedding with personalized touches? Well, that’s what the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show is all about!

On March 18th, the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team takes over the blog for two weeks as we present our best handmade wedding creations and super fab vintage wedding finds to help you create that one of a kind “authentically you wedding do!” This is our biggest and best year yet with over 440 Etsy shops! We are talking everything from bespoke couture gowns, rustic woodland details, and one of a kind bridal jewelry.The Etsy Virtual Bridal Show has got you covered.

So, how’s about a little sneak peek? Don’t forget to mark your calendars for March 18th!

Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Preview

Saturday’s Latest: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team: Show time is almost upon us!

It’s that time of year again. That time where the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team takes over Belle Memorie for a week or so for our annual Virtual Bridal Show! It’s our third year and we have some great new shops as well as some old favorites participating…over 450 shops! So, for those of you newly engaged and looking for one of a kind wedding wares and the best in vintage finds, no need to search high and low, just drop on by March 4th and have the bridal show brought to you!

Here is this week’s round up of the latest creations and finds from the team:

‘Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team: Latest 2/9/13’ by ravengrrl


Wood Wedding Placecard Holde…

$95.00

Sugar Starfish Seashell Bobb…

$19.00

Wedding bridal crown wreath …

$95.00

Wedding bridal crown wreath …

$95.00

Handmade Ribbon Rose Bouquet…

$85.00

Ivory Flowery Headpiece / H…

$60.00

ORANGE, Large Organza Flower…

$13.50

Wedding bouquet frame charm….

$8.99

Princess Marie Antoinette Iv…

$75.00

Marie Antoinette Ivory and P…

$75.00

Beach Wedding Barefoot Sanda…

$18.00

White Net Tulle Stole Shawl …

$75.00

Lace Bib Statement Necklace …

$40.00

Wedding Jewelry, Brilliant S…

$40.00

Wedding Hair accessory made …

$32.50

Assorted Isomalt jewels, iso…

$9.00

Treasury tool supported by the dog house

Wedding Wednesday: Plan a wedding on Etsy? YES!

Are you looking to have a unique handmade touch to your wedding, but can’t seem to find what you are looking for in the average wedding shops and sections of run of the mill craft or big box stores? Do you like the look of handmade items, but are not in to the whole DIY thing? Fear not! I bring you to the fabulous and wonderful world of Etsy!

My long time readers know that I am an uber fan of this handmade and vintage haven. I enjoy supporting individual artisans and vendors not just for the look of handmade without me losing fingerprints to my glue gun, but also for the good feeling that comes along when one’s purchase means supporting someone you can actually put a face to. Don’t get me wrong, there are some finds to be had in traditional wedding shops and sections, but there is nothing compared to the feeling handmade items can give to your nuptials.

You may wonder, “How can I find all that I need on Etsy?” From your bridal gown to attendant gifts, Etsy has just about everything but the venue to help you plan your wedding with bits and bobs that are uniquely yours. Many shops do custom work, such as the bolero jacket I just purchased for my own wedding. If you are concerned about purchasing something you haven’t seen, I can tell you that my jacket is far above anything I could have found in just about any bridal salon and encourage you to take the time to look at feedback from a shop’s customers prior to purchasing. For my jacket, all I did was send in my measurements and when it came to my door, it was perfect!

I’ve put together three treasuries for you to get a sense of the wide variety of wedding themes and color palettes that Etsy can accommodate. In addition, all of the shops in these treasuries are featured in the Second Annual Etsy Virtual Bridal Show coming to the blog on April 2nd (great shops and fabulous giveaways!).

Have a lovely day all!

Shabby Chic Vintage– These are items that Mr. Wondermous and me are considering for our own wedding.

‘Plan a Wedding on Etsy…Yes, you can!’ by ravengrrl

From the Captain of the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team, comes a treasury that proves you CAN plan a wedding on Etsy. All items are from team members. Check out the Second Annual Etsy Virtual Bridal Show beginning April 2nd on bellememorie.wordpress.com.


Custom Made Hand-embroidered…

$178.00

MR & MRS Burlap and Lace Ban…

$30.00

Steampunk Pocket Watch – Dar…

$39.99

DAY Cravat Victorian Ascot T…

$20.00

Mr and Mrs Forks for the Bri…

$25.00

Lisa’s Flower Girl Baske…

$21.95

Grapevine and moss bird’…

$24.50

Vintage style trunk card box…

$75.00

Sugar Doilies, Sugar Lace, E…

$90.00

The Chameleon Convertible G…

$205.00

Shabby Chic Moss and Glass C…

$25.00

Vineyard Wedding Bouquet Wra…

$54.00

Snow Covered Branches – Vint…

$24.00

25 DISTRESSED TAGS-WEDDINGS-…

$50.00

Robins Nest Ring, wool felt …

$20.00

Vintage Style French Elegant…

$6.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Dark Romance

‘Plan a wedding on Etsy? YES you can! Dark Romance’ by ravengrrl

From the Captain of the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team, comes a treasury that proves you CAN plan a wedding on Etsy. All items are from team members. Check out the Second Annual Etsy Virtual Bridal Show beginning April 2nd on bellememorie.wordpress.com.


Black wedding gown black bus…

$1299.99

Midnight Romance- Gothic Wed…

$175.00

Custom Wedding Tiara, Handcr…

$325.00

Romantic Gothic Victorian Sw…

$150.00

Shoe Clips Black Feathers Rh…

$66.00

Red and Black Jacquard Basti…

$125.00

BLACK BEAUTY Wedding Bouquet…

$100.00

Gothic Bridal skirt, floor l…

$150.00

Metallic Damask Square – Lay…

$4.50

Scarlet Ohara Mini Candle ch…

$42.00

Vampire – OOAK Art Doll Wed…

$120.00

3 PAPER RED HEARTS Trio Love…

$15.00

10 Silk Red Rose Pomanders

$180.00

Custom Made Wedding Card Box…

$70.00

Cake Server And Knife Hand B…

$49.99

With Love Heart Wish tree/Gi…

$6.75

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Classic Blush and Bashful Quick, name the movie I’m referencing. Hint: armadillo red velvet groom’s cake.

‘Plan a wedding on Etsy? YES you can! Classic blush and bashful’ by ravengrrl

From the Captain of the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team, comes a treasury that proves you CAN plan a wedding on Etsy. All items are from team members. Check out the Second Annual Etsy Virtual Bridal Show beginning April 2nd on bellememorie.wordpress.com.


Romantic Pink Wedding Dress …

$659.00

Bridal Brooch Bouquet Jewele…

$350.00

Bridal Mini Hat Creamy Blush…

$240.00

Pink champagne glass drops

$42.00

Wedding Garter Set – Light P…

$45.00

Black and Blush Pink Damask …

$3.99

Blush Flower Girl Tutu Dress…

$97.00

Bridal Clutch as seen on sty…

$56.00

BIRDCAGE-Vintage Inspired De…

$60.00

ELSA Floral Lace Soft Peach …

$189.00

Clarissa, Pink Pearl & Gold …

$18.00

Exquisite 48″ Parisian …

$150.00

Once Upon A Time, Wedding Fa…

$12.50

Paris Wedding Card Box – Wed…

$50.00

Enchanted Wedding Ribbon Wan…

$63.00

Watermelon BubbleGum – Nost…

$10.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Yet another friendly reminder: The Second Annual Etsy Virtual Bridal Show hits the blog this coming Monday, April 2nd. We have some fabulous giveaways! Spread the word!

FEATURING GIVEAWAYS FROM:

Hopscotch Couture
“Marelle’s work has been featured in Style magazine, Vogue for the People/U-Closet, Talk of the Town, Allure Gallery, Weekender, Bergen Performing Arts Center, Janice Charach Gallery, Kirby Center of Performing Arts, and The Forwardian magazine, just to name a few.”

Jolie en Rose Vintage

“Paper Patisserie” by Jolie En Rose Vintage is a unique line of Hand Painted and Hand Cut Paper Wedding Cake Toppers and Party Decorations for those who love Vintage Style decor reminiscent of past eras such as the the “Roaring Twenties”, the “Nifty Fifties” and the “Swingin’ Sixties”. Jolie En Rose Vintage Decorations are all handmade and feature original illustrations with added embellishments of vintage German glass glitter, vintage Millinery flowers, antiqued charms, vintage jewelry, vintage buttons, vintage ribbons and reproductions of my vintage fabric collection.”

Moore Impressions

“We offer beautiful custom printed ribbon for any occasion. Use our personalized ribbons for all occasions or special events, weddings, showers, awareness, product identity or just for an added custom touch.”

C.R. Boggs Designs

“CRBoggs Designs have been purchased from the likes of Courtney Love to Simone. Custom creations are a specialty. 2011 Brides Choice Award for outstanding Design and Service, 2010 Brides Choice Award for outstanding Design and Service, 2009 Brides Choice Award for Outstanding Design and Service, 2009 Top Designer Choice Award Bridal Services.”

Clay Bouquet Shop

All of my sashes and ribbon headbands are made of jewelry (not appliques) which can be turned into necklaces, bracelets, earrings, or other fashion accessories to wear long after your wedding day. Contact me for details! All of my bouquets, bouts and corsages are custom made for each client. My Brooch Bouquets will be featured in the June issue of (201) Bride magazine!

Three Little Pixies

“My name is Liz. I’m a stay at home mom to four wonderful children, three daughters (my three little pixies!) and a brand new baby boy! I’ve been married to my super fabulous (and supportive!) husband for ten years. Each piece is made by hand (my own!) to create something truly special for you and your loved ones. Because of the handmade nature of my items no two items are exactly the same. Each piece is unique and one of a kind.”

Just added today:

These gorgeous rhinestone and pearl earrings!

Tatty Chic

Tatty Chic is a collection of jewellery and accessories inspired by romance and all things feminine. Each piece of jewellery is designed and created lovingly by myself using pretty vintage and new trinkets and treasures which I collect from around the world, the end result being a delicate and romantic, one of a kind piece of jewellery you will want to treasure.

Mark your calendars for this awesome collection of the best of Etsy!

April 2nd

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